Wawa's 'Bin' Busy With Recycling Initiative

Rolling out program chain-wide through June

WAWA, Pa. -- Beginning the week of April 15, just ahead of Earth Day, Wawa Inc. launched customer recycling bins chain-wide. The rollout started in Virginia and will continue north throughout Wawa's retail footprint. By the end of June 2013, all of Wawa's more than 610 stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Florida will be equipped with customer recycling bins and scheduled weekly recycling pickups will be in place.

"Earth Day gives us all a chance to reflect on what we can do to reduce our environmental footprint," said Chris Gheysens, Wawa's president and CEO. "While some of our stores already have recycling bins in place, we are thrilled to be making this a chain-wide convenience, and we're committed to step up our commitment to being greener each year."

Wawa continues to reduce its volume of recyclable materials each year, it said. In 2012, Wawa recycled more than 12,400 tons of waste. Items recycled included organics (food), cardboard and paper, plastic bottles, metal cans, glass bottles, plastic bags, lamps and electronics waste.

Wawa was built on a commitment to its communities, and it has continued that commitment by taking steps to understand and lessen environmental impact. It is committed to working collaboratively with its business partners to explore environmentally friendly solutions, and it actively encourages its associates and customers to engage in environmentally responsible practices, it said.

Wawa, based in Wawa, Pa., is a chain of more than 600 convenience retail stores (300 offering gasoline) located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia and Florida.